22 January 2021 / 12:01
FRESH from accusation of labour woes associated with its foreign workforce, Top Glove Corp Bhd has embarked on a nationwide sourcing of its manpower.
Such social responsibility is intended to support Malaysians with gainful employment which will be key to the country’s economic and social recovery from the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, according to the world’s largest glove maker.
“Being one of Malaysia’s biggest employers, Top Glove is pleased to announce it will be providing job opportunities for over 9,000 Malaysians this year to narrow the country’s unemployment gap while meeting increased global demand for its life saving gloves and other personal protective equipment,” noted the company.
The group is looking to achieve this by kicking off a year-long recruitment drive with its first Virtual Career Fair of the year tomorrow (Jan 23).
There will be several other such fairs throughout the year to fill the vacancies which will be held every third Saturday of the month.
The virtual fair is expected to fill positions across all levels from executive to non-executive roles across its offices and factories in various states in Malaysia.
It particularly aims to provide gainful employment to fresh university and vocational graduates and general workers in Malaysia. This comprises 4,000 positions for local workers; university and tech vocational fresh graduates (2,300 positions); interns and trainees (2,000 positions); and experienced Malaysian employees (700 positions).
“We understand that many talented and capable candidates had lost their jobs due to the impact of the ongoing pandemic,” Top Glove’s managing director Datuk Lee Kim Meow pointed out.
“We hope that this year-long recruitment drive will help some of these jobseekers find an enriching and rewarding career with a well-established Malaysian brand with global presence.
Top Glove currently has a workforce of 21,000 from diverse backgrounds.
In addition to attractive remuneration packages and daily meal subsidies and provisions, Top Glove said its employees can expect other perks ranging from medical benefits which include access to its own multi- disciplinary, multi-specialty ambulatory care centre (or Top Glove Global Doctors Medical and Dental Centre); a strong work life integration culture supported by several social programmes and sporting activities (comprising well-equipped gymnasium with qualified personal trainers) as well as opportunities for career advancement.
Top Glove which has over 2,000 customers worldwide and exports to more than 195 countries operates 47 factories in the Asia-Pacific region (41 in Malaysia, four in Thailand, one in China and one in Vietnam). – Jan 22, 2021